Ingredient Glossary

While we're all pretty familiar with the benefits of ingredients like aloe vera and argan oil, many of the best (and safest) ingredients sound a lot less wholesome and a lot more, well, scary. That's why we decided to put together an Ingredient Glossary, which serves as a comprehensive guide to every ingredient found in our products – all of which have been carefully selected to ensure that we deliver on our high standards for quality, effectiveness and safety.
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A

Acetic acid

Source:Synthetic

Products: Ultra Sensitive Conditioner

Acrylates crosspolymer-4

Source:Synthetic

Products: Ultra Sensitive Shampoo , Clarifying Shampoo

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

AKA:Aloe vera leaf juice

Source:Aloe Barbadensis (aloe) plant leaves

Products: Volumizing Shampoo , Smoothing Shampoo , Moisture Repair Shampoo , Ultra Sensitive Shampoo , Clarifying Shampoo

Aminomethyl propanol

Source:Synthetic

Products: Clarifying Shampoo

Argania spinosa kernel oil

AKA:Argan oil

Source:Argania spinosa (argan) plant kernels

Products: Moisture Repair Conditioner , Moisture Mask

Avena sativa kernel extract

AKA:Oat kernel extract, colloidal oatmeal

Source:Avena sativa (oat) plant kernels

Mentions: What to Know About Eczema

Products: Ultra Sensitive Shampoo , Ultra Sensitive Conditioner

Avena sativa kernel flour

AKA:Oat kernel flour

Source:Avena sativa (oat) plant kernels

Products: Soothing Body Wash , Ultra Sensitive Body Wash

Benzyl salicylate

Source:100% natural essential oils and/or naturally derived materials

Products: Clarifying Shampoo , Leave-in Detangling Tonic , Dry Shampoo

Biotin

AKA:Vitamin H

Source:Synthetic

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash

C

Caprylic acid

Source:Palm oil

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer

Source:Coconut oil, palm oil, castor seed oil

Products: Smoothing Conditioner , Curl Defining Conditioner , Moisture Repair Conditioner , Ultra Sensitive Conditioner , Moisture Mask

Caprylyl glycol

Source:Synthetic

Products: Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside

Source:Palm oil, wheat

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Cetyl alcohol

Source:Palm kernel oil

Products: Curl Defining No-Lather Shampoo

Chlorella vulgaris extract

AKA:Green algae extract

Source:Chlorella vulgaris (green) algae

Products: Dry Shampoo

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

Source:Coconut oil, synthetic

Products: Smoothing Shampoo , Ultra Sensitive Shampoo , Moisturizing Body Wash , Clarifying Body Wash , Soothing Body Wash , Ultra Sensitive Body Wash

Cyanocobalamin

AKA:Vitamin B12

Source:Synthetic

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash

D

Diheptyl Succinate

Source:Castor seed oil, cornstarch glucose

Products: Smoothing Conditioner , Curl Defining Conditioner , Moisture Repair Conditioner , Ultra Sensitive Conditioner , Moisture Mask

Dimethyl lauramide/myristamide

Source:Vegetable oil

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash , Clarifying Body Wash , Soothing Body Wash , Ultra Sensitive Body Wash

E

Ethyl linoleate

AKA:Vitamin F

Source:Ethanol, sunflower oil, crambe oil

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Ethyl oleate

AKA:Vitamin F

Source:Ethanol, sunflower oil, crambe oil

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Evernia prunastri extract

AKA:Oakmoss extract

Source:Evernia prunastri (oakmoss) lichen

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic , Dry Shampoo

F

Folic acid

AKA:B vitamin

Source:Synthetic

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash

Glycol Distearate

Source:Coconut oil, palm kernel oil, mineral, synthetic

Products: Smoothing Shampoo , Moisture Repair Shampoo , Moisture Repair Conditioner , Ultra Sensitive Shampoo , Moisture Mask

Glycolic acid

Source:Sugar beets

Products: Clarifying Body Wash

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

AKA:Guar gum

Source:Guar bean, synthetic

Mentions: 4 Ingredients That Look Scary

Products: Curl Defining No-Lather Shampoo , Moisture Repair Shampoo , Moisture Mask , Smoothing Shampoo

H

Hydrogenated ethylhexyl olivate

Source:Olive oil

Products: Moisture Repair Conditioner

Hydrogenated olive oil unsaponifiables

AKA:Olive oil

Source:Olive oil

Products: Moisture Repair Conditioner

Hydrolyzed vegetable protein PG-propyl silanetriol

Source:Potato, synthetic

Products: Moisture Mask

Hydroxypropyl guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride

Source:Guar bean

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash , Clarifying Body Wash , Soothing Body Wash , Ultra Sensitive Body Wash

K

Kaolin

AKA:Bolus alba, china clay

Source:Mineral

Products: Dry Shampoo

L

Lactic acid

Source:Fermentation

Products: Clarifying Body Wash

Laminaria digitata extract

AKA:Brown algae extract, oarweed extract

Products: Dry Shampoo

Lavandula stoechas extract

AKA:Lavender extract

Source:Lavandyla stoechas (lavender) plant

Products: Dry Shampoo

Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate

Source:Radish root

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash , Soothing Body Wash , Ultra Sensitive Body Wash

Limonene

AKA:Limonene essential oil

Source:100% natural essential oils and/or naturally derived materials

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic , Dry Shampoo , Moisturizing Body Wash , Clarifying Body Wash

Linalool

AKA:Linalool essential oil

Source:100% natural essential oils and/or naturally derived materials

Products: Clarifying Shampoo , Leave-in Detangling Tonic , Dry Shampoo

Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate Dimethicone

Source:Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) flower, petrochemical

Products: Volumizing Conditioner , Smoothing Conditioner , Curl Defining Conditioner , Ultra Sensitive Conditioner , Air Dry Styler

M

Malic acid

Source:Pyrus malus (apple) fruit

Products: Clarifying Body Wash

Maltodextrin/VP copolymer

Source:Corn, synthetic

Products: Air Dry Styler , Leave-in Conditioner , Clarifying Shampoo

Mannan

Source:Konjac tuber

Products: Curl Defining No-Lather Shampoo

Maranta arundinacea powder

AKA:Arrowroot powder

Source:Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) plant

Products: Dry Shampoo

Melaleuca alternifolia leaf extract

AKA:Tea tree leaf extract

Source:Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) plant

Products: Clarifying Body Wash

N

Niacin

Source:Synthetic

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash

O

Oryza sativa starch

AKA:Rice starch

Source:Ortza sativa (rice) plant

Products: Dry Shampoo

P

Pantothenic acid

AKA:Vitamin B5

Source:Synthetic

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash

PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate

Source:Corn, palm oil, synthetic

Products: Volumizing Shampoo , Smoothing Shampoo , Moisture Repair Shampoo

Pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate

Source:Synthetic

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Phenylpropanol

Source:Synthetic

Products: Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Polyquaternium-37

Source:Synthetic

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Polysorbate 20

Source:Coconut oil, corn, petroleum

Products: Volumizing Shampoo , Moisture Repair Shampoo , Air Dry Styler , Texturizing Sea Salt Spray , Clarifying Shampoo

PVP

Source:Synthetic

Products: Air Dry Styler , Leave-in Conditioner

Propylene glycol

Source:Synthetic

Products: Clarifying Body Wash

Pyridoxine

AKA:Vitamin B6

Source:Synthetic

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash

Pyrus malus fruit extract

AKA:Apple extract

Source:Pyrus malus (apple) plant

Products: Clarifying Body Wash

R

Riboflavin

AKA:Food yellow 15

Source:Synthetic

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash

S

Saccharide isomerate

Source:Plant

Products: Dry Shampoo

Salvia hispanica seed extract

AKA:Chia seed extract

Source:Salvia hispanica (chia) plant

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Sea salt

Source:Sea water

Mentions: Science Based Guide to Frizz 

Products: Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Sea water

Source:Sea water

Products: Dry Shampoo

Silica

Source:Synthetic

Products: Dry Shampoo

Simmondsia chinensis seed oil

AKA:Jojoba oil

Source:Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) plant

Products: Moisture Repair Conditioner , Moisture Mask

Sodium bicarbonate

AKA:Baking soda

Source:Synthetic

Products: Dry Shampoo

Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate

Source:Petroleum hydrocarbons

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash , Clarifying Body Wash , Soothing Body Wash , Ultra Sensitive Body Wash

Sodium chloride

AKA:Table salt

Source:Mineral

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash , Clarifying Body Wash , Soothing Body Wash , Ultra Sensitive Body Wash

Sodium cocoyl isethionate

AKA:Coconut oil

Source:Coconut, palm kernel oil

Products: Moisture Repair Shampoo

Sodium ferrocyanide

Source:Synthetic

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash , Clarifying Body Wash , Soothing Body Wash , Ultra Sensitive Body Wash

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate

Source:Coconut, palm kernel oil

Mentions: 4 Ingredients That Look Scary , The Truth About Sulfates 

Products: Volumizing Shampoo , Smoothing Shampoo , Moisture Repair Shampoo , Ultra Sensitive Shampoo , Clarifying Shampoo

Sodium phosphate

Source:Synthetic

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Sorbitan oleate

Source:Potato starch, sunflower oil, crambe oil

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Sorbitol

Source:Corn syrup

Products: Air Dry Styler

Steareth-100

Source:Palm oil, synthetic

Products: Curl Defining No-Lather Shampoo

Steareth-2

Source:Palm oil, synthetic

Products: Curl Defining No-Lather Shampoo

Stearic acid

Source:Palm kernel oil

Products: Curl Defining No-Lather Shampoo

Thiamine HCL

Source:Synthetic

Products: Moisturizing Body Wash

Tocopherol

AKA:Vitamin E

Source:Soybean

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Trehalose

AKA:Ergot sugar

Source:Bacterium and fungal enzymes, corn or wheat starch

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Trideceth-15

Source:Synthetic

Products: Ultra Sensitive Conditioner

Trideceth-3

Source:Synthetic

Products: Ultra Sensitive Conditioner

Trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate

AKA:EDDS

Source:Synthetic

Products: Moisture Repair Shampoo , Ultra Sensitive Shampoo , Clarifying Shampoo

V

VP/methacrylamide/vinyl imidazole copolymer

Source:Synthetic

Products: Air Dry Styler , Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

X

Xanthan Gum

Source:Corn, soy, sugar cane, beets

Products: Curl Defining No-Lather Shampoo

Xylitol

Source:Dry plant matter from hardwoods, softwoods, and agricultural waste from processing maize, wheat, or rice

Products: Leave-in Detangling Tonic

Z

Zea mays starch

AKA:Corn starch

Source:Zea mays (corn) plant

Products: Dry Shampoo